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Visual stress symptoms from stereoscopic television

Atallah, Pancee and Pelah, Adar and Wilkins, Arnold (2012) Visual stress symptoms from stereoscopic television. In: 2012 International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D), 2012-12-03 - 2012-12-05, Liege.

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Visual stress from watching 3D TV and other stereoscopic displays has been reported by a number of studies. Alarming media reports of concerns for public health prompted the 3D industry to issue consumer guidance and warnings emphasising best practice and caution for susceptible groups. This study considers the importance of the problem by addressing the questions of prevalence, magnitude and significance of a range of symptoms and preferences associated with 3D viewing. A large cohort of 52 subjects (likely the largest used in such studies) with no pre-existing optometric or medical conditions viewed randomised 10 minute sessions in 3D or 2D. Results revealed a wide range of adverse symptoms of high magnitude and statistical significance for 3D, whether measured as a comparison between 3D and 2D or independently for each condition. In addition, an online survey of 106 participants concurred with subject preferences in indicating that 48% of respondents do not find 3D TV comfortable to watch. We conclude that visual stress and discomfort associated with 3D viewing is prevalent for a significant proportion of the healthy consumer population, and propose that the 3D industry address the problem on public health and commercial grounds. © 2012 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D technology; 3D displays; 3DTV; visual stress; viewing discomfort; visual fatigue; 3D discomfort; stereoscopic displays
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 09:22
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:23

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